Saturday, October 4, 2014

AUTUMNAL MORNING RITUAL


Experiencing a morning like this
gives us a feeling of inner peace
 sustaining us throughout the day.


 The fleeting passage of sunrise
glistens on the dew draped grasses and pebbles along the pathway.


~ grassy dune hillocks wander through the rays of light ~


The boardwalk encourages us to move on


flanked by asters, 
so plentiful this year
 fresh, perky and smothering the wooden trail.


Across the way a heron eyes a morning morsel


while swooping behind us 
and diving into a secure place 
are two herons so silent and aware.


This heron made no hesitation 
heading directly into a tree lined
marshy venue ~


Passing up any chance of finding any food in these grasses.


While all this was going on,
I was playing 
DOODLE SUPERINTENDENT
at our weekend yardsale.


I always help Jim in the autumn with this yearly ritual
by sitting very still 
not to scare off customers.
When they aren't looking I 
DOODLE ATTACK 
them,
everyone of them
Don't want anyone to feel left out!

30 comments:

  1. Yard sales are fun Sophie, and I would surely visit you and your Dads' if I lived nearby! What magnificent photos! You sis the first blog I'm visiting this morning, so they've started my day wonderfully! Big hug!

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    1. Oh I am so HAPPY that I could put a big smile on your face, BTW if you were any closer I would lick you.

      Your faithful DOODLE here!!

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  2. What truly gorgeous photos! I wonder if the structure at the end of the boardwalk is meant to evoke a Japanese torii gate? That's what it makes me think of. A gateway to the sacred.

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    1. I agree Debra and I will choose to look at this view and structure as such.

      The warmth of the colours just holds me there!!

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  3. Ditto to Debra's query. I like the pillars and beam too. Yard sale, down here they are called "garage sale" very popular. hordes of customers??? arrive, almost before the appointed time of 8 a.m. Some later risers put in an ad" DO NOT come before 9 a.m." Glorious morning here, wind almost gone, a very slight frost. Cheers,Jean.

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    1. The pillars and bam are a new feature at the end of the boardwalk explaining that one is walking on the Atlantic View Trail. The structure has an Asian feel to it, so lends itself to calmness and serenity.
      The "garage sale" / yardsale is the very same here. All the "early birds" arrive pilfering through all that is visible and then they begin with the questions. I know for a fact that they would come right inside the house if you weren't careful. Such is the life of the YARDSALER or YARD SAILOR (more appropriate for this ocean side area)!
      Fr-Fr-Frost !! We had a skiff of frost a couple weeks ago which hastened the colours.
      Sounds like we are exactly the complete opposite of each other on this beautiful planet of ours!!

      Ron

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  4. Oh wow, that sunrise, never seen anything so beautiful. That would be worth getting up at the crack of dawn to see. The colours looks so rich and vibrant.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. The colours completely spread across the whole landscape and I took so many pictures with such satisfaction.

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  5. It's a little cooler here today, so I almost have that autumnal feeling.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Coolness is descending very quickly here. October is the month of sweater / layers and COLOURS!

      I love October!!!!!!

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  6. Such breathtakingly beautiful photos! The morning light is wonderful.

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    1. This particular morning really was a blessing. SOmetimes when you awake bright and early, you wonder if the trip to the beach will be worth it. It always surprises me with definite YES!!!

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  7. Lovely photos, those colours are so beautiful.
    Hope you did well at your yard sale :)

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    1. Yes we did surprisingly well, since our prices were higher than than the normal yard sale prices because our goods were better quality. Jim makes sure of that!!

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  8. Thought yesterday's weather was pretty crummy for a yard sale. Glad the sun shone on Lawrencetown and it went well.

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    1. This sale was a few weeks ago during the Hwy #207 extravaganza!!!

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    1. Hi Sharon!

      Hope all's well in your neck of the woods!!

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  10. What wonderful photos, and who doesn't like a good yard sale...............my husband..........that's who...............just saying

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    1. A quick glance and either you stay or go ~~~ I am a scanner and if something doesn't catch my eye "PRONTO" then I'm off with the chickens!!!

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  11. you daddy is very poetic, and not a bad picture-taker either! Doodle, doodle.

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    1. Hi Joanne Joanne ~~ Happy Doodle Doodle Morning to you and all the best!!

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  12. Gorgeous fall light in these photos, Ron. Sophie, you are probably the main attraction at the yard sale.

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    1. Oh Barb, your photos are inspirational and make me want to improve. If you only lived closer then we could swap notes. Wouldn't that be so cool. Have a great trip to Aspen!!
      Ron

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  13. Beautiful photos. I love sunrise too, here it comes over the eastern mountain range. SophieDoodle, hello, it's me, IngerDoodle, and I bet you are there to attract a crowd, aren't you. They just want to stop and pet you and then they will buy something too.......

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    1. I am like a "CHICK MAGNET" but in this case I lure "YARDSALERS" to their depths and make them buy!

      Sorta!!!

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  14. These pictures are amazing, Ron! That gorgeous light that makes the very air golden ~ not to mention the molten water reflecting the flying birds. Just stunning! I hope that you helped the dads sell lots in their yard sale, SD! Have a good one!

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    1. I couldn't believe what I was seeing but your description nails it perfectly "molten water", churning and smothered in mist. Love this view always.

      The yardsale was a "good thing" a la Martha Stewart ~ keeping the hub out of trouble and Sophie in charge.

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  15. Oh my goodness, these photos are fabulous!!!
    I love the sunrise and sunset this time of year.

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    1. I do too, Terry ~ the autumn season never fails us with so many colours and freshness in the air!

      I do believe it has superseded spring as my favourite time of year!!

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